Wednesday 10 October 2018

And Then There Was One?

A solitary male Southern Emerald was to be the only sighting today at Bouldnor or so I thought, following a prolonged search at the two dried up scrapes.Surprisingly this sighting was at the larger of the two scrapes, as all my recent records have been at the smaller.
The promised mild weather for this week was fulfilled with blue skies and temperatures in excess of 20 degrees today.The long season  of our Southern Emerald Damselflies must end soon, and  just as I was bringing my visit to a conclusion another damselfly was spotted again at the large scrape.This was a female Southern Emerald but she unfortunately gave me the slip soon afterwards.

Saturday 6 October 2018

More From Bouldnor Forest Ponds.

Although the autumnal weather is now here we are still enjoying the odd 'Indian summer' day and yesterday was one such day.With a blue sky,a faint breeze and a temperature of 20 celcius I made another visit to Bouldnor for the Southern Emerald Damselflies.I was not disappointed as there were four males to be seen.With more mild weather promised for next week the continuation of their long season looks favourable.

Monday 1 October 2018

Southern Emeralds Clock Up Five.

The Southern Emerald Damselflies at Bouldnor are now in their fifth calendar month since the first sighting at the start of June.Today's individuals were again seen at the smaller scrape with just two males and an attached pair.It is clear to see that the once metallic green colouring is now bronze with age.